house·​paint·​er | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌpān-tər How to pronounce housepainter (audio) \

Definition of housepainter

: one whose business or occupation is painting houses

Examples of housepainter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, Jones became a housepainter to support and raise his grandchildren. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 8 Sep. 2021 Fischbacher was born in Rosenheim, Germany, in 1939 to a homemaker mother and a housepainter father. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, 14 Jan. 2021 His father was a housepainter, a still somewhat profitable trade in a city where aging clapboard buildings were common. Ian Volner, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2020 Gary Simons, the son of a housepainter and a homemaker, had just been hired as a teacher at P.S. 140, an elementary school in the Bronx, his home borough. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2020 The drummer and housepainter skates to his own beat., 25 Nov. 2019 With homeownership the family aspiration, Dad, a housepainter, always sought opportunities to work overtime. Bill Cummings,, 24 May 2018 At the outset, a Hanson housepainter embodies the relationship between three-dimensional art and life, fact and fiction. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, 26 Mar. 2018 Rosenthal was the youngest of six children of a Bronx housepainter who emigrated from Belarus. Alex S. Jones, Town & Country, 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of housepainter

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Housepainter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of housepainter

: a person whose job is painting houses


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